American Samoa, Census Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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American Samoa, Census Records, 1900-1945
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains territorial census records from American Samoa for the years 1900-1945. Specifically, these census records are for the years 1900-1901, 1903, 1908-1909, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1926, and 1945.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
These records may contain the following information:
- Given name of all family members
- Ages of family members
- Occupation of head of household
- Relation to head of household
- District, county, city or village of residence
- Religious affiliation
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Continue to search the index for family members
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variants of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name
- Search the records of nearby locations. In the period of this collection, few individuals ever lived more than 20 miles from their place pf birth, though smaller moves were common
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
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Other FamilySearch Collections[edit | edit source]
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FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]
- American Samoa (Territory). High Court, Census returns, 1900-1945
- American Samoa (Territory). High Court, Village affairs, 1900-1956
- American Samoa (Territory). High Court, Land claims for American Samoa, 1901-1973
FamilySearch Historical Records[edit | edit source]
- American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1930
- American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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